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IBM Patents Facebook Remote Control

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MORE NEWS: Xen Hypervisor Goes For Full Virtualization

ANALYTIC REPORT: Meet The Challenges Of Government IT Initiatives

WHITEPAPER: Cover Your Assets with Desktop Managed Services

BLOG: Fickle Carriers Now Want Stimulus Funds

WEBCAST: Optimize Business Performance By Building A Smarter Enterprise

RESOURCES: InformationWeek Government Technology Leadership In Federal Government Survey

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 Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009 


"I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else."
-- 'Winston Churchill 


IBM Patents Facebook Remote Control

Application envisions a system that would allow users to microblog while watching TV.


IBM 'X-Rays' A Molecule

IBM Eyes DNA For Chip Development


Xen Hypervisor Goes For Full Virtualization

The project will adopt much of the Citrix Systems virtual infrastructure and aims to supply a full virtualization environment.

Sprint Nabs Touch Pro 2

The business-centric smartphone has a large touch screen, full QWERTY keyboard, Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth, a standard headphone jack, and customized software.

Snow Leopard Draws Mixed Reviews

Apple's newest OS praised by some for speed, knocked by others for lack of "killer features."

Virtualization Eases Support Of EMRs

A multi-specialty physician practice with 75 clinicians is running its e-medical records system as virtual applications via the cloud.

VA CIO Eyes 'Big' Changes, Challenges

A Department of Veterans Affairs inspector general report finds "systemic" problems in IT project management at the agency.

U.S. Open Warns Against Tweets

Players are banned from sending Twitter messages during matches of the Grand Slam tennis tournament.

Palm Pre Heads To Canada

Bell Mobility will offer the touch-screen smartphone for $199.95 with a three-year contract.

AMD Intros 40W Opteron Chip

The low-power, six-core processor is designed for use in cloud servers and data centers.



Meet The Challenges Of Government IT Initiatives

With President Obama's recent appointment of a federal CIO and federal CTO, agency tech chiefs are under the gun to meet challenges in cyber security, green IT, business intelligence, the IPv6 transition and other initiatives. Will you meet be able to meet the demands?

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Featured Report

Bringing Mainframes Into the IT Mainstream

831 respondents to our InformationWeek Analytics Mainframes survey confirm that too many enterprises are running parallel IT operations, with big iron and distributed groups barely crossing paths, let along sharing expertise. CIOs need to get this schism under control, and soon.

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Cover Your Assets with Desktop Managed Services

Use these slides from the editors at, loaded with market information and industry best practices, to educate your senior management about the benefits an asset management solution can bring your organization.
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5 Steps to Creating a Business Continuity Plan

A University of Texas study estimates that more than half of small and mid-size businesses (SMBs) that lose their data in a disaster go out of business within two years after that disaster. Make sure its not yours with this five-step plan for putting a business-continuity plan in place.
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Fickle Carriers Now Want Stimulus Funds

Posted By Michael Hickins

The unqualified success of the first part of the government's broadband stimulus effort is forcing broadband carriers to change their tune.


iPhone The Most Popular Internet Device At Wireless Cafes

Posted by Eric Zeman

According to a new report from JiWire, more people use iPhones to connect to public Wi-Fi hotspots than any other device. Those users stay connected for over an hour, and mostly visit social networking sites.

USAirways And Barclays Send Creepy Credit-Card Message

Posted By Bob Evans

A couple of friends and I recently met for beers at Slattery's and I paid the bill with a USAirways MasterCard from Barclays Bank. So imagine my surprise a couple days later when I got an email message from USAirways bearing the subject line, "How was Slattery's Midtown Pub?"

Verizon Said To Be A No-Show At Motorola's Android Event

Posted By Eric Zeman

On September 10, during a keynote address at the GigaOm conference in San Francisco, Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha is expected to announce the company's first Android device(s). A Verizon representative has said that Verizon won't be attending and doesn't know what's being announced. This begs the question, which carrier is going to sell the to-be-announced device(s)?

The Foundation Of The Data Asset

Posted By George Crump

In my last entry we discussed Making Data an Asset. This entry will focus on where that data asset should be stored. What is needed is a strong storage foundation, one that is designed to last for years, if not decades, but also one that will store that data efficiently and of course be complimentary to the enterprise class indexing that we described in our last entry.


Optimize Business Performance By Building A Smarter Enterprise

Attend a Webcast on optimizing business performance by building a smarter enterprise, featuring author James Surowiecki and IBM chief marketing officer Jon Iwata. It happens Sept. 16 11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET.
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This issue sponsored by Fortify:
Latest Resources from the Software Security Assurance Center:
- Guide to Web 2.0 Security
- CISO's Guide to Application Security
- Guide to Outsourcing
- How Europe's Largest E-Commerce Business Secures its Applications
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InformationWeek Government Technology Leadership In Federal Government Survey

InformationWeek Analytics is conducting a 5-minute survey on government technology
leadership for those working within the federal government. Take part and be eligible
to win an iPod Touch. The survey closes at midnight, Sept. 5.

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Image Gallery of the Week 

Image Gallery: Which Browser And Why?

In the space of the last year, Firefox, IE, Safari, and Opera have been updated and Google's Chrome and Microsoft's Bing have joined the Web browser market. Is it time for you to make a change?

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InformationWeek 500 Conference: Navigating The Boardroom

Why blog when you can vlog it? We look at tools from Adobe, DeskShare, Corel, Cyberlink, and Microsoft that allow basic video editing and quick uploads.

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